Roasting Oysters and Boiling Shrimp:
Lake Murray Members Celebrate March in Style
By Cdr Janice Ayers, AP
The saying goes, “March comes in like a lion and out like a
lamb.” What about the middle of the month? It’s LMPS Oyster Roast time! Chef Lee
and his helpers cooked 480 pounds of oysters and 80 pounds of shrimp. Guess
what? There were hardly any left! Ninety-eight members and their guests ate
their way through them with a chilly breeze blowing across the island and the
sun peeking through the clouds. Several children were with us running around the
island and having a big time.
Amidst the culinary feasting, a business meeting was held
welcoming our guests, swearing in new members and announcing District and
National awards. New members attending were Doug Dahlgren, Chuck and Cathy
Wesley, and Bill and Kay Rickey; and every member present took the USPS Pledge
right along with them. Lake Murray earned the Boating Activities award which was
given to our Boating Chair, Lt Chuck Clark. National's coveted Distinguished
Communicator Award was given to P/C Debra Allen, AP for the LMPS website and to
Janet Floyd for our newsletter publication, The Log Jam. David Moxley
wasn’t in attendance but was recognized with a USPS certificate for his efforts
in Cooperative Charting. He is the “go to” guy for the maintenance of the
reference lights on Lake Murray.
We were hoping to end the evening with a “Bond Fire” but the
wind deterred us; although it didn’t keep us from hanging around to watch a
gorgeous sunset over Lake Murray. Another awesome Oyster Roast in the LMPS
books! Check out the photos to see what memories were made and plan on attending
Shake 'N Break and Member Appreciation on 22 April to create some memories of
your own. Thanks to event photographers, Debra Allen and Lt Joe McElveen.
Remember that we are always looking for good photos of our members as they
safely enjoy Lake Murray and all of our various events. If you have a photo, or
two or three, be sure to pass them on for use in The Log Jam, or on the website
or our Facebook page! Click on the first thumbnail and the slide show will open.